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Sep 9, 2010 4:30am EDT
. >> good morning, washington. we thank you for joining us on this wednesday. i'm allison starling. we're going to begin with your traffic and weather. we start with adam. it is about 62 degrees. boy, it is really starting to feel like fall. >> it is. tomorrow is going to be cooler than what we have outside now. temperature-wise around the 60-degree mark. let's go to our forecast for today. a lot of sunshine. mostly sunny skies today. high temperatures in the upper 70's. near 80. currently 67 at reagan national. 61 at martinsburg. very low humidity. still a bit breezy with westerly winds at 10 perfect 20 marns. -- miles an hour. gets you in the mood for fall and football season. let's go to lisa. >> 18th street and florida avenue still closed because of an accident that happened in adams morgan. you can see traffic moving nicely in and out of tysons and bethesda and the american legionon bridge. good in college park. another geico camera will reveal traffic on the other side of town close to bradley boulevard. nice run on the beltway near route four. geel back to allison. >> thank you
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
is live tonight, and she joins us with the latest in another story involving john evans. >> eve harmony is cooperating with investigators, who have been working for weeks trying to tie john evans to may be several cases. online, he was charming and friendly, but they say that 34- year-old john evans was a predator, attacking a woman in his south writing house on their first date -- in his south riding home. >> it is scary when you meet somebody on line, because you really do not know. >> the 37-year-old loudoun county woman who says she was sexually assaulted at his town house called for help when she got free. the attack happened in july. since then, investigators have been working with e-harmony to see if he may have a history of using dates. >> people who do this, there is usually other victims out here. >> the victims says she and edmunds initially agreed to meet at a public place, but at the last moment, he changed the plan to go to this house -- the victim says she and evans initially agreed to meet at a public place. investigators in loudoun county say this may help women who may
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
>>> good morning, once again. thank you for joining us. it is 6:00 on this monday morning, september 20. i'm alison starling. we'll have your traffic and weather straight ahead. >>> first we want to tell you some schools in ann arundel county will be closed this morning. chesapeake high, chesapeake bay middle, and folger mckinsey elementary will be closed today because of a broken water pipe. >>> let's check in with meteorologist adam caskey. he's checking in with the latest on a nice monday and tuesday, and then, what, a return to summer? >> yes, we will return to summer-like conditions when it is officially autumn. the first full day of fall is thursday, and at that point we'll be up to 90 degrees. we're in the 60's for the most part. kensington district heights at 66. 85 the high temperature yesterday at reagan national. 7 degrees above average for this time of year. the average high 78. near 80 downtown. look at the record temperature, 94 set back in 1895. local high pressure overhead. that gives us a sinking motion in the atmosphere. just a few high, thin clouds. uppe
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
not have any power. it seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states. >> he mostly used humor to make his political point. >> i do not want a tomato picked by a mexican. i won it picked by an american, then sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> besides brazilian waxes, there were also talks of serious issues such as being susceptible to heat stroke. nancy pelosi defended the testimony and he brought along plenty of television cameras to cover the issue and members of congress. reporting live on capitol hill, rebecca cooper, abc7 is. >> president obama is firing back is firing back after the iranian president said that 9/11 was an inside job. he said that the u.s. government orchestrated the attack. members of the european union walked out under protest. president obama called that rent and sensitive. >> it was a fool. -- it was hateful. doing it here in manhattan, just a little north of round zero, for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> the former rham hostage met with the iranian president
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
. it is great to have you with us. >> we will have much more on that story in a few moments. first, to traffic and weather. it is already quite warm out there. >> it'll be another steamy day. yesterday, we have 91 decrease for the high temperature. 95 degrees of the hyatt at the reagan -- of the high for the reagan era. take a look at the rain totals from yesterday's highly isolated storms ago. there were big drops in the heavy rainfall. just under 7/10 of an enchiladi. high temperatures in the low to mid-90's. >> it is a fantastic ride this morning. no problems to report anywhere. the beltway construction is 66. that is completely gone. no detours necessary on the beltway. they were taking every one off. 301 coming up on buoe. things are clear on 95 and 295. no problems to report on 270. this is typically the direction of the morning traffic. we will have more traffic and a little while. >> thank you. it is 4:32. some people are assessing damage after last night isolating storms. >> they believe lightning may have sparked the fire. strong winds also knocked out a tree. one resident said to is
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> he was driving a police cruiser and at this point, investigators are telling us it appears is shaping have to be purely a tragic accident on a dark prince george's county road. >> news choppers 7 was over had as detectives worked the scene where prince george's county police cruiser driven by an off- duty officer heading to work this truck ron burgess -- struck ron burgess this morning. >> i knew he had gotten ya by a car. >> verges was walking to a postage facility. he had been a mail handler since 1995. >> it was fairly dark outside this morning and the pedestrian had on dark clothing and was not in the crosswalk. >> made -- and neighbors said he often drove to work and had not heard about this morning's at -- accident. >> mmm-mmm, this is really shocking. >> the investigation into this accident is continuing at this point. investigators were able to say that speed and alcohol were not factors in this crash. as for the officer, he remains on duty, but will be off for the next several days. >> in fairfax county, a construction flight has been recovered after a car hit id -- construct
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Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
know so far. mike, what can you tell us? >> good morning, pamela. well, the smell of smoke is still in the air after this massive fire in manassas. to give you an idea how much smoke and ash is still in the air. news chopper 7 captured dramatic pictures from this manassas subdivision. neighbors called 911 when they saw the smoke, and moments later they saw the house was engulfed in flames. firefighters from manassas and prince william county, they say high winds caused burning embers to jump from one house to the next. firefighters were able to knock down the houses, but after that, there was little left. and with such dry conditions, firefighters did remain on scene . every 15 or 20 minutes that they have gone through the different parts of these homes and knocked down hot spots and embers using their hose, the red cross and emergency management are assisting the displaced families. that's the latest from manassas. >> ok, mike. thank you. >>> investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire that killed a mother and two of her children. 24-year-old alli anderson and he
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
the building, brought them out, and used a charge to disrupt the device. not make the device to explode, but make it so it cannot explode, and that is done with a little bit of destination on the part of the bomb squad. tonight, it will be quite a while before they get the scene clear. this started at 1:00 this afternoon when james lee, well- known to the people at discovery as a longtime protester, showed up in the lobby. what james j. lee may not have known during his four-hour siege of the discovery channel building is that for the entire time, the police literally had him in their sights. when just before 5:00 he appeared to threaten peace hostage -- threaten a hostage, the police sniper pulled the trigger. them he pointed his gun at one of the hostages. it is not confirmed if he actually fired the weapon or not, but at that point, or tactical units moved in -- are tactical units moved in and shot the suspect, who is deceased. >> lee, known as a longtime protester at the discovery channel, walked into the networks lobby, firing a shot from a handgun and told the people they're not t
ABC
Sep 21, 2010 12:00pm EDT
students is now facing a new charge. the u.s. attorney's office is now charging shamika adams with voluntary manslaughter. adams had up blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. push in the district. it is part of a new crackdown to get people to put down the pho'e when they are behind the wheel. brianne carter has the story. >> distracted drivers behind the wheel -- you see it everywhere. while some claim it is necessary, new numbers show it is dondangerous. >> hoping áo put the brakes on it, metropolitan police were of ticketing drivers who were using their phone. >> some people cannot operate their own and drive. and >> the crackdown comes on the same day hundreds gathered for the second annual distracted driving summit designed to promote anti-distracted driving initiatives. >> today transporáation secretary ray lahood said his parma's putting forward new initiatives that will ban bus drivers as an others from texting and driving. >> lauren kelly knows that all too well. her son was killed while using his cell phone behind the wheel. >> he was the only child that
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
many to safety as possible. >> there were a lot of us in the barn. we got to the point where we just needed to let them run out of their stalls. >> the flames were straight in the air. the barn was totally in flames. >> he was among the first on scene. he said his heart was aching as you realize the number of forces would not make it out. >> there was no chance for those. >> 27 horses would die as three barns burned to the ground. 26 got out with the help of people. as fire crews cleared the rubble, a tiny miracle emerged. a barn can scooped up by the fire crews. >> you'll probably go home with me. >> this fire was so hot and so bad that just a little while ago, the fire department had to come back here and put a little bit of a hot spot. they are going to list the cause of this fire as undetermined. they have many, many people that they need to interview. >>> the track has a long history in west virginia. it opened in 1933 before opening a gambling facility. we will have much more on the still developing story coming up tonight at 6:00. time and not victims are speaking out aft
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
people gave us a first name and phone number. -- >> two people gave us a first name and phone number. rex is this john? -- >> is this john? >> yes. >> did you promise to the boughton people jobs if they voted for a dream -- promised two young people jobs for voting for adrian fenty? >> no, no, that is not true. >> this came on the heels of allegations that we have heard before about this. we think this should be investigated immediately by the board of elections. >> we asked if it was a rogue employee that just made promises. this used at that first -- this use that first called to complain that it was too widespread. -- this young person that first call to complain said it was too widespread. >> how did you get my number? >> from the kid that you picked up. >> you just could not have. >> when we pointedly asked him if he worked for mayor fenty, he hung up the phone. we passed his name, john, and cellphone number on and mayor fenty said he would investigate and we are waiting to hear back. >> the d.c. board of elections wants to encourage anyone who sees or hears about anything suspicious
ABC
Sep 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
behind the whole. good morning, washington continues right now. >> we are glad you are joining us at 6:00 on this tuesday, september 21. >> we start as always with meteorologist adam. when are we going to get some rain? we need it? >> locally, we are just dry. but they really need it out west. summer-like conditions are possible. locally, we have a slight chance of rain right now. arlington, 52. on our way to about 80 degrees. low 80's localitily. another day full of sunshine. you pack your lunch and book bag. before the leesberg pike that should be on the shoulder before you get there. we'll go to a camera of traffic northbound 395 on the way to the pent he gone. no problems right here. kwoikly, you'll see the beltway moving. now to allison and greta. a top story, a lore ton man is behind bar this is morning. as a side job, he was a wrestling referee. actually, it wasn't until firefighters performed a routine inspection on his house that he was put on the police radar. the fire department went in to his house. the house next door caught on fire and they went in routinely to do an
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
officials. pension terrorists are being -- potential terrorists are being recruited on u.s. soil. >> top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking from help from people within. >> a new changing facet of the threat is from home grown terrorists. >> there were three serious attempted attacks in seven months. last september's failed new york city subway plot. then the christmas day scare. and the times square bombing attempts in may. in the last year and a half at least 63 americans have been arrested or convicted of terrorism charges. >> do you believe this is an aberration or is this likely to continue? >> caution would dictate we assume it is not an aberration. >> the experts cautioned american terrorist plots are harder to detect. >> launching a larger attack perhaps more devastating attack is not worth the additional effort when you can get a substantial coverage and impact with smaller attacks. >> the government plans to expand a public awareness campaign about terrorism this fall. the message, if you see something, say s
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
am pamela brown. great to have you with us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. we have an update. >> it is a category 3 storm, downgraded. on the high end of a category three. maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. it is 70 degrees in springfield, 68 in gainesville, 67 in upper marlboro. total sunshine again today, just like yesterday, 95 degrees. not oppressively humid. air quality little better today, "orange. tomorrow it will be the 59th 90-degree day. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. court
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
democrats. , the top's a warning u.s. commander in afghanistan says a florida preacher's plan to burn the qur'an threatens the lives of all americans. evil.lam is of the dou >> rev. terry jones plans to burn copies of the book to mark the 9/11 incident. >> it puts our soldiers in jeopardy very likely. images of such an activity could be used by extremists. >> protesters have already filled the streets in afghanistan, some even throwing rocks at u.s. military convoy. national christian organizations have denounced the plan as well. jones is planning to hold the event as scheduled. >>> four columns from the world trade center are being permanently installed today at the entrance of the september 11 museum. the museum is being built next to a memorial. >>> it is a big week for president obama. unveiling plans to revitalize the economy. a new poll shows that he has plenty of ground to make up with voters. that could mean trouble for the president's party. john hendren reports from abc. >> president obama is in campaign mode. >> i think yes we can is more inspiring than no, we can't. >> mo
ABC
Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
by -- our daughter could be taken from us by summerlin texting la driving. >> the secretary of transportation calls a distracted driving an epidemic. >> there is no call or e-mail so important that it cannot wait. >> two new laws went into effect recently to combat distracted driving commercial drivers are banned from using mobile devices while on the job and train operators as well. >> we need good laws. but most of all, we need research -- personal responsibility. >> the governor and acted as if it were drunk driving -- of the governor wanted to attack it as if it were drunk driving with the tough new laws. >> within three or four seconds your entire life can change. certainly, i will never be the same again. >> 30 states have passed laws restricting texting behind the wheel and 18 states have banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. >> virginia governor bob macdonald denied a request to consider clemency. the supreme court could still intervene. burress was convicted in a murder for hire plot that took the life of term has been an stepson -- of her husband a
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
morning washington." we are glad you are joining us. i'm alison starling. we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment. first, a quick heats up for students in ann arundel county. chesapeake high, chesapeake bay middle, and folger mckinley elementary will be closed due to a broken water pipe. >>> now time for traffic and weather. adam caskey has the first check on the forecast. we had a gorgeous weekend, adam. maybe we can hang on to that. >> high temperatures in the upper 70's yesterday. the average high temperature is 78. we run a little above average. today will be a little cooler and closer to normal. right now we're in the 60's, which is above average for morning temperatures. our average low is 61 at reagan national. 68 in springfield. hamilton 65. culpeper at 65 degrees. temperatures will likely drop a couple more degrees before the sun comes up at 6 cht 54 -- 6:54 a.m. north wind at 5 to 15. we'll drop the humidity throughout the day today. it's 5:01. let's go to lisa. >>> it has been smooth on the outer loop of the beltway. construction barrels should be on the sh
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
to hear in terms of getting reelected. they're not giving us any help at all. >> despite john boehner saying he would reluctantly support the president's plan, mitch mcconnell said not a single senate republicans will support a tax compromise that does not include all americans, regardless of income level. >> senate republicans are saying they will oppose any effort to give tax cuts if any -- if the upper level income is excluded. the president is wanting to cut -- the president does not want the tax cut for those making less than $250,000 to expire at the end of the year. >> mayor fenty it bore a donovan mcnabb jersey today that said fenty on the back. fenty says he will prevail. there are urging party members to come out and vote. >> on this primary eve, one of the candidates picked up an endorsement. bob ehrlich received an endorsement from john mccain. became cold air like a fine guy. he was governor once before. -- mccain called bob ehrlich a fine guy. he was governor once before. bakernce george's county, and jackson are vying for the nomination. polls are open until 8:00 p.m. f
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 11:00pm EDT
are live in baltimore to break down the investigation. >> we know tonight that the gunman used a different name when he signed hint here at the hospital early this morning. hours later, he was a wanted man. he quickly moved in and the entire eighth floor of the nelson building was evacuated. a big portion of the world famous medical center was on locked down until the standoff ended. it ended on the gunman's terms. >> the doctor collapsed outside the doorway. >> a terrifying situation -- and >> it has now turned into a mysterious murder-suicides situation. we know the mother was suffering from back pain. police say during a conversation with the doctor, he was overcome with emotion. >> my boss told me what happened. there was a man running around with the gun. >> he became so distraught that he pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot the doctor. he barricaded himself in the room where his ill mother was confined to a bed. >> we had all these stairwells covered. >> after three hours, they made themselves into the room and found parties on the grounds. >> he wonders why there -- >> ther
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
fighting for their life. 10uhbrianne carter joins us lie with the latest. >> as you can see behind me, firefighters are still on the scene trying to make sure all the fires are still out. they are also trying to determine what exactly started this. neighbors say this was a massive fire, coming through all of the windows. certainly an emotional day for p @s neighborho >> i just saw a fire, heard a big boom. >> authorities say one adult and two children are dead after the fire ripped through the town house. >> we tried to resuscitate them to no avail. >> firefighters say seven people were home when the fire began. authorities say the other adult@ and three other children were to hospital. me# >> meanwhile, newschopper 7 is over the scene of a two-car crash that happened in the 3100 block of patter mill road. two teenage boys were hurt in the crash. there were both in the same car. the driver of the other car was not hurt. breaking news as soon as it becomes available today. >>> also today a showdown on a.d.c. sidewalk. a woman evicted from her home spends the night on the street with al
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 6:00am EDT
commute. the list lucia -- the solution would be to use of metro rail on normal service. try to avoid 16th street near irving street is the closure. . next, we will go live to newschopper 7. we will tell to the beltway over the greenbelt area. there we are live where things are good. >>> we are following breaking news this morning from northwest washington. flames broke out at an apartment building in the 3100 block of 16th street. at least eight people were hurt. tk crews are on the scene right now. courtney ro!inson is live with the late breaking developments. what can you tell us? >> the people taken to the hospital, but many more are on the street. many being evaluated for smoke inhalation and other injuries as they were trying to get out of the building. eight taken to the hospital, 5 to the burn center, and one child was taken to children's hospital center. one of the individuals taken to g.w. jumped out of the window, possibly to aavoid the fire. the fire was on the fifth floor and a common area, making it difficult for people to get out. there were a number of latter rescues as wel
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
joins us with the latest. >> charges are pending against female driver of the car. this was quite the scene last night. you can see the aftermath of what happened. the debris here in front of the keren restaurant here in adams morgan. the bay window of the restaurant was smashed from impact. authorities are trying to piece together how this happened. the sound of this white car crashing into the front of this popular ethiopian restaurant echoed throughout this busy section of adams morgan. >> a lot of squeaking and tires hitting the curbs and the glass flying. not a pretty scene. >> witnesses watched with horror it is a female driver of the car lost control, ran on to the sidewalk and hit two women before slamming into the restaurant. the two pedestrians, who are in their 20's, were transfered to the hospital with serious injuries. officials say the driver refused to be transported to hospital and was irate as she was being handcuffed. >> coming downtown the speed she was, there was no sense to it. >> the crash happened just before 9:00 on wednesday night. restaurants packed with
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
: found a possible hoarding situation. courtney robinson is live along 11th street to tell us about it. >> israa to looked at. we want you to see exactly what we are talking about. these odd belongings of -- these are the belongings of eloisa diaz. she was evicted. they came and took out olivehurst stuff. she's concerned people will take things. she has dealt with that at least once overnight. she says that she cannot pick out from all of this what is most important because if she says every item is important. her intention for keeping all of this was to help her family in venezuela. she says she worked hard to collect all these things to have them dump on the street. >> i've worked hard years to collect things to send them to my country. >> we went through a situation with the blizzard and. help thenre's no either. >> councilman jim graeme brought over two pickup trucks. she was able to put some items in there for temporary storage. she says that is not good enough. we will see dump trucks if this stuff is not moved. it is impossible to move all of these things. >> keep us posted. >>>
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
news at noon, on your side. >> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. we begin with the latest on hurricane earl. it is losing steam as it swirls off the coast. it is not a category one storm. but the heavy rain and winds -- it is now a category one storm, but the heavy rain and winds have caused a stir. coastal communities are not out of the woods just yet. we go live to atlantic beach, north carolina, but we want to begin with adam caskey in ocean city. bring us up-to-date. >> we are live in ocean city, and this tends to flood first. locals would now read a bit of a wash on the parking lot. -- locals would know. a bit of a wash up on the parking lot. this has been downgraded to category 1 at 11:00 a.m. maximum sustained winds at 85 miles per hour. as expected, it is accelerating now. it is centered 152 miles to the southeast from right here in ocean city. later on this evening, 8:00 p.m., it should be 245 miles to the northeast of ocean city. this should continue to slowly weekend. high tide at 4: 8. we will see these which continue to push up on the beach. -- these waves con
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
a no trespassing letter to him. loudon county schools and tell us that they do not know if he was a referee for them. >>> and the fbi says it needs your help to try to find a dangerous serial robert that has struck across the region. here is some surveillance video. he has a large build and blue or green eyes. the suspect is responsible for some 38 armed robbery since february of last year. >>> a new charges have been filed against the woman accused of driving drunk and heading into college student in adams morgan. they have now charged her with involuntary manslaughter. it amended its original charge of aggravated assaults. one of the victims died last week she had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit. >>> president obama makes remarks about the country's struggle out of recession. the president was in philadelphia. later, he was in campaign mode. >> we need to come together around a great project of american renewal. we will restore our economy and rebuild our middle-class. >> later today, he said that there is little to celebrate over the report showing that the recession ended
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
, september 14 already. i am greta kreuz. >> i am alison starling. glad your joining us on this tuesday. time for traffic and weather. lisa baden is standing by the traffic. we begin with adam caskey. a lot of people going out to vote in d.c. in particular. will the weather cooperates? >> definitely. fairly comfortable temperatures. not as cool let the past zero mornings. we will take it. not bad. 16 marlon tinnon, 54 incumbents, 61 in fredericksburg, 59 in waldorf. low 60's for the most part. 60 degrees in la plata. a comfortable starts today. not a van afternoon. high temperatures in the low 80s. 82 degrees. a gusty breeze out of the northwest. we like that direction this time of year because that brings cooler, drier air. we will have gusts of 25 miles an hour later today. cooling tonight with clear skies. mid 50's tomorrow morning at a bus stop. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an increase in volume of traffic on 270 south out of frederick, 66 in manassas and between 50 and 123 is a little slow. northbound 99 slowing in woodbridge. 95 traffic in springfield, headlights moving nicely northbo
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
of thousands of new jobs, too. jobs that america could really use right now. for american jobs, tell your senators to pass a renewable electricity standard today. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> only about 6:10 this wednesday morning. cumberland, 50 degrees, or fishing. cooler than yesterday. 52 degrees and warrenton. 55 in fredericksburg. in some locations we are 10 degrees cooler now than yesterday at this time. attorneys vowel, west virginia, 51. -- keyneysville. 82 degrees for the high temperature this afternoon. no big swings in the temperature expected anytime soon. 85 tomorrow with a slight chance of showers tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. >> traffic is slowing down in virginia along 66 eastbound into manassas. 28 centreville. 50 to 123. nville rd.the garrison vow the baltimore washington parkway is quiet. 270 southbound approaching 109. quiet crowd on route 4 and route 5 in maryland. looks good on route for ander route 5. 270 approaching 109 on the screen. back to you. >> thank you. >>> heisman trophy winner reggie bush is forfeiting his a
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Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
with us. we saw police stopped a young man in the street. these days, according to police, they had six officers to seven officers at the funeral. but it seems that these days it is becoming increasingly dangerous to just attend some of these funerals in the city. >>> we now know what sent former president jimmy carter to the hospital. he was on a flight from atlanta to cleveland. rescue crews got him off of an airplane and rushed into an area hospital. he is traveling to promote his new book and he is expected to resume his book tour this week. >>> we are still under a storm watch tonight. the raid took a break today. it will be coming back with a vengeance. >> we are getting a break now from this morning's rain. a whole lot more is just down the road. we have beautiful sky right now with patches of blue and no rain locally. we have had our fair share, ending this morning. what is all this talk about more heavy rain? we will show you what is happening. a new tropical depression just south of cuba looks like it will head north toward. ward.rth fo we're talking about a whole lot of rain,
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. this was uncovered by us first and suzanne kennedy is live with the latest. >> the mayor is 5 days out from this election and virtually the only issue that he was questioning this morning was whether his campaign paid people for their some people claim they were promised jobs paying $100 per day if they voted for the matter. voters cast their ballot but the jobs and money never materialized. workers at campaign headquarters yesterday said they had gotten many calls complaining about this. they said there were no jobs to offer. here is what the mayor had to say that . >> [no audio] >> he had to say that there were not specific details about it and in regard to who was the campaign worker came toward and asked -- and gave them that information that he would deal with it. he says training is given to their employees. the mayor said this is absolutely a practice that is not accepted and illegal. as for the vincent gray campaign, they said this is a widespread practice and they are calling for an fbi investigation. >>> we will continue to follow that story throughout the day. in other news, two
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
it was the mailbox. then my squirrel. and now, this. so i used my points to make a donation to get the park down the street built. when it finally opened, i also used my points for... car repair. [ male announcer ] use your citi thankyou points for almost anything, even local charities. what's your story? citi can help you write it. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> freed american hiker sarah shourd says she will not rest until her fiance and another friend are freed from meridian jail. she was scheduled to undergo medical tests today to determine if she has cancer. iran's prosecutor said her fiance and their friend will be tried for spying. >>> a burial mix up at arlington national cemetery. the army has found three bodies buried in the wrong gravess. -- in the wrong graves. some families have demanded that arlington check on their relatives' graves sites. today, a fourth grave was reopened. >>> the mother of pop superstar michael jackson is suing the concert promoter involved in his comeback tore for fraud, saying that he failed to provide a doctor who would
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Sep 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
so much for waking up with us. i'm pam pam. >> and -- i'm pamela brown. >> and i'm alison starling. 67 degrees. lisa baden is standing by. we have one accident after another but let's start with meteorologist steve rudin. >> stacking up. we have a tornado watch incorrect until 1:00 p.m., including the district. washington, fairfax, and a flash flood warning in effect for the entire metro area. look at the moisture moving in our direction. heavier bands of rain across richmond. all this will move north-northeast over the next eight hours or so. then we'll look for a quick end to the rain this evening. our live doppler radar as we head closer into the immediate metro area. right now the rain heading to the west. gaithersburg to dulles airport. looking at moderate rains. rainfall rates at an inch per hour. rainfall rates at a quarter to a half inch. so a lot of rain on the way today. rush hour compute looking nasty. but for tonight, we look for improving conditions. could see five inches or more before the system moves out of here. we have the tornado watch remaining in effect until 1
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Sep 24, 2010 11:35pm EDT
racist language used in calls, placed at all times of the day and night. but now, it's been caught on tape. senior investigative correspondent brian ross brings us this report. brian? >> reporter: cynthia, complaints about debt collectors and their tactics remain by far the number one source of consumer complaints received by the federal trade commission. and based on what we found in an abc news investigation, the tactics have reached an all-time low. in some cases, used on behalf of major american corporations. >> received august 7th at 8:10 p.m. >> what's up [ bleep ]? tell me, how do you stop two [ bleep ] kids from jumping on top of your bed? stick velcro on the ceiling. >> reporter: after bank of america reported that allen jones, 26, had an overdue credit card bill of $81, its debt collectors went on the attack, with a series of obscene, racist messages left on his phone. >> hi y'all, my name is jamal smith and i'm looking for some watermelons. i'm also interested in a couple of slaves, maybe you can go ahead an pick some of my cotton fields. go ahead, give me a call to lick
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Sep 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, thanks for joining us on this tuesday, september 28. it is 6:00, i am alison starling. lisa baden is standing by. we will see how the rain is affecting the commute. let's begin with meteorologist adam caskey. if it's going to be wet today. >> we will have some sunshine later on today. it's led to be raining again especially thursday, some very heavy rain. let's look at live triple doppler 7 ghadar. there are areas of scattered showers, not as heavy as earlier this morning. as the band stretching from northwestern montgomery county to the seneca area, down towards manassas, the yellow line that you see. that is pushing off to the east and northeast. calvert county is seeing a light rain. it is 72 right now at reagan national. low 80's this afternoon with sunshine and becoming less humid. we will start tomorrow with sunshine and end the day in clients. challahs wednesday night into thursday with a great weekend. >>> 66 eastbound is busy. and 20 minutes to your commute with the back up before you get to the exit for the plan
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Sep 29, 2010 11:35pm EDT
us, you know, and said, well, we're -- congratulations on your pregnancy and we'll be happy to to -- insurance when you reduce. >> reduction means terminating one of the embryos in utero. >> i was, like, we can't proceed without insurance, this could destroy us. but i tried for four years to get a heart beat. you finally realize that this is a life. i mean, i changed my whole point of view about abortion, about everything. >> luckily, it was a decision they didn't have to make. christy got them on her personal health care plan which covered multiple births. when it came time to deliver by caesarian section, scotch and todd were at the hospital right alongside christy and her husband eric. >> it was fast, man. they said, we're starting in five minutes and it was like boom, we got the first one. and it was 9:40, 9:41, 9:42, bam, bam, bam. >> while you process your first daughter, your second one's coming in. before you can fully digest that -- >> you hear a nurse yell. >> days later, the babies came home. to their family. >> and do you know whose biologic
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Sep 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
before crucial midterm elections. emily schmidt joins us live with the details. good morning, emily. >> scott, good morning to you. yes. here we are at the unofficial end of summer. same as the beginning of the falls season. that's why president obama is is planning to spend this next week focusing on the economy. he will make a proposal about infrastructure improvements. later in the week the talk moves to talk for tax plans for small businesses. republicans like john mccain say it's a clear sign the president is flailing about to try to find ideas to help solve the problem with the economy. midterm elections now less than two months away. control for congress may certainly be up for grabs. on wednesday, president obama is going to outline more ideas for the economy. in cleveland, ohio, that's the same place last month minority leader john boehner spoke and said that president obama should fire his entire economic team. reporting live in northwest, i'm emily schmidt. back to you. >> thank you emily. schools in northern virginia reopen tomorrow with more students than ever. but tigh
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Sep 24, 2010 4:30am EDT
execution. >> happy friday. >> thank you so much for joining us at this early hour. as the gamut traffic and weather every 10 minutes. let's start with the. it is finally friday. >> today will be our 6690 degree day of the year. the record is 66 -- 66 90 degrees day of the year. the record is 67 bur. . spear, 69 degrees. 68 degrees in strasbourg, virginia. the record high at reagan national is 94 degrees. at dulles, the record is 92 degrees. it'll be a hot one. then we will call back down. we will talk about the weekend forecast coming up. >> there is a long commute this morning. some of the worst accidents we have ever had in the 19 years i have been doing this have been in fog. be so careful. visibility is poor. they still have roadwork happening. 66 degrees outside the beltway. it is eastbound at rte. 7. you are going to find not much happening right now. here are going to and from the american legion official. to come when traffic ends. >> we have breaking news. a police pursuit and in a hail of gunfire. this happened around 330 this morning. authorities say police chased to carjacki
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Sep 29, 2010 12:00pm EDT
attended. >>> and afghanistan most of the fighting has ended. u.s. soldiers have militants on har province. have militants on now the afghan governsq't is moving in, trying to restore order and rebuild schools in an area that has long been under taliban control. >> president obama will be in virginia later today. he is stopping and richmond to talk about his administration's ation's economy. this was designed to drum up democratic excitement in the countdown to election day. >> by day the president is talking of economic progress. >> the challenges and the that the economy faces are still great, but we are on the right pass. >> by night he is rallying voters like he did at the university of wisconsin. recent polls shows the enthusiasm is largely on the republican side. there was no enthusiasm data and madison were 26,000 students greeted him like to was 2008. -- like it was 2008. in late august republicans led by nine points. now 46% republicans, 43% democrats. unusual attack, expressing irritation over apathy. it >> it is inexcusable by any democrat or progressive to stand on the sideline
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Sep 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
that the policies we have put in place have moved us in the right direction, and the policies that republicans are offering right now are the exact policy that got us into this mess. >> he argued the recovery has been slow but is moving in the right direction. >> [unintelligible] >> outside, even with people lined up for $5 cupcakes, the bills we have a long way to go for a recovery, noting laos in the public sector. >> even people being laid off in the last school year, and people worried about their homes. >> this is a second stimulus. >> there is no doubt that everything we have been trying to do is designed to stimulate growth and additional jobs in the economy. >> the president acknowledged today that many voters are frustrated and angry. he called on congress to quit bickering and move forward by passing his plan for cutting taxes and boosting the economy. rebecca cooper, abc7 news. >>> president obama is promoting a top member of his economic team. austan goolsbee will be the new chairman of the president's council of economic advisers. he is one of three economists already on the counc
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Sep 19, 2010 5:05am EDT
? there is sort of an us versus them type attitude when you have the promotion, the book promotion in ireland. you had some disruption of your time there. you canceled a similar event in london. were you surprised by that? what does this tell us about politics today? >> the people that mount these protests, that throw things and shout things and everything, in my experience, they're not representative of the broad majority, who even if they disagree with express that disagreement reasonably. the second thing, though, is something i call the tyranny of the protest. which means today in the world in which we live in politics, if you particularly with 24-hour a day, seven-day a week media, if you come out and do something extreme. suppose even a public meeting that a politician is holding, they've got a thousand people in the audience and five of them stand up and shout and throw things, i can guarantee the five will take the publicity. >> wars create upset, uncertainty and are very tough. >> that is absolutely natural that people feel very strongly. but even with those things, my experience, even wi
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Sep 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, -- >> this was not the full-size bus. it was a smaller us. -- bus./ if i had to guess, 20 or 30. there were chaperones on the bus along with the adult drivers. >> we're seeing emergency personnel still swarming the scene. any idea how many are being treated right there? >> i cannot hear you. >> how many are being treated at the scene? are you still there? we have lost his own. let's see if we can get him reestablished. while we're seeing is aftermath of this incident where according to brad bell this was a school field trip coming from york's spring, pennsylvania. the driver apparently slump behind the wheel. they then went over the ramp. we're understanding only fatality that has been reported is that of the driver. still no confirmation of what happened to the driver. we're still trying to get that information. according to brad bell, the children were able to walk away from the bus. now you're seeing shots of 270 going north. it has begun to back it's all up. -- back up. it is totally shut down right there. according to the cameras we looked at earlier, traffic backed up well down 270 and a long 49
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Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
several inches under water. not to fund. >> in just -- not to fund. >> in just 30 minutes. keep us posted. >>> a number of rows are closed. that is making travel tricky. let's check in for the latest on the traffic situation. >> we have beltway incidents. this is the interloop of the beltway. you can see just above the chain-link fence, that as a truck that is flipped over. there might be a part underneath. the left side of the beltway is tied up. this is where we had a jackknifed tractor-trailer. there are minimal delays at the moment. we have another beltway crash near the interchange at 450. at that point, we have two right lanes blocked. the delays begin on the beltway near the interchange, route 201. and that delay continues to get worse. we have massachusetts avenue closed each way. also, rhode island avenue near the metro station is closed because that underpass is flooded out. connecticut avenue is closed each way. there is a police investigation at the cleveland park metro. that will cause delays on the red line. >> one thing after another. >>> today, we are following the afterma
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Sep 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
in adams morgan. sources tell us that the officer involved was an experienced dog handler. he saw two dogs fighting and tried to separate them. if the officer shot the dog after it charged the crowd. >> i heard a pop when i was walking up the street. i was hoping it was a firecracker or something not serious, but it ended up being more serious. >> police will review the shooting incident. >>> investigators are searching for the person or people who fired at two homes of two police officers in calvert county. a maryland state troopers house was shot dead friday night. saturday morning someone fired into a st. mary's county deputies house and vehicle. >>> we have a traffic alert for commuters driving northbound on the 14th street bridge. there's a new traffic pattern that took effect an hour ago. the left shoulder is closed for the entire lentz of the 14th street bridge. all four lanes are being routed to the right of construction. the left exit lane, memorial bridge, allows drivers to exit before the work zone. >>> congress gets back to work after an august recess and taxes are expected to
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Sep 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
controversy. >> the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan is warning the plan to burn copies of the koran will in danger troops. reverent terry jones says he has no plans of backing down. this florida pastor said he will go through with a planned book burning on september 11. >> if we do not do it, when do we stop backing down? when do stop giving into islam? >> the message could mean trouble for u.s. troops abroad. >> we have seen evidence just at the rumor that this could take place. >> others are warning about the impact. >> i am heartened by the condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths equipped a group of leaders in washington say acts like this heard all religions. >> it is against the koran, the gospels, the bible. this is why we are here put the white house has endorsed joppa petraeus' statement. >> thank you. >>> the end of ramadan is close to some timber 11. local muslims are concerned. >> we figured it would be best to keep it quiet and not to attract undue attention. >> muslim leaders fear their festivities
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Sep 16, 2010 11:35pm EDT
. >> reporter: and what is worse, he had apparently already used it. >> baltimore. that's where police say a doctor has been shot at johns hopkins hospital. >> reporter: this was the scene for several hours today at johns hopkins in baltimore. >> kind of really chaotic. nobody knows what's going on, as far as what the situation was. >> reporter: but now, word was coming out that a doctor had been shot. >> can you tell us about what kind of doctor he is? >> oh, excellent doctor. very humorous and a nice fella. >> reporter: yet the gunman was still in there. >> it's scary, just knowing that someone is on the outside, on a rampage. >> scary and, like totally unexpect unexpected. you come to the hospital for help and find out somebody is in there shooting, like, it totally puts you, make you think, what is really going on? >> reporter: and then, police began releasing details about what had transpired in there, involved a man named paul pardus. >> during the course of the situation with the doctor mr. davis removed a small semiautomatic handgun from his waist area, waistband
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Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
south to north. high temperatures today should be in the mid 70's for most of us. we are in the mid 60's right now. upper 50's farther out west. southeast wind at 10-20. becoming gusty tonight's. if tomorrow morning rain translates to afternoon sunshine. not to lisa baden. >>> out of crofton its been a long morning on the ramp from route 3 heading onto stifter west, there is deep water at the end of the ramp. if there's a wreck betwnear 197. greenbelt road, that exit ramp to the military base is closed. virginia has a wreck north on 95 before the occoquan river near the 123 it-woodbridge exit, the right lane is closed. -- 12>>> police found a victimt before midnight in the 3400 block of dot are quoted in landover. the man had been shot and was discovered in the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. police are searching for the gunman. >>> police hope evidence left behind will lead them to hit and run driver. a young woman suffered a critical injury after being hit by a car saturday night along the 8700 block of carroll avenue. courtney robinson joins us from silver spring with m
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Sep 11, 2010 11:30pm EDT
another poignant remembrances. students placed over 2000 u.s. flags, each representing a person killed during the attack nine years ago. it just another reminder that we will never forget it as a country. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >>> along with a remembrance, today is also a national day of service. president obama rolled up his sleeves and helped paint walls at the john brown middle school in northeast. the president also took time out to talk to volunteers. >>> first lady michelle obama also picked up a paint brush, joining 100 other volunteers to paint the vincent hall retirement center in mclean, va., a retirement home for military veterans. >>> it was not a quiet day of reflection for everyone. there was a major protest and counter protest over the proposed islamic center and a mosque near ground zero. >> wake up, america! >> we have to agree on the constitution. >> more than 1000 people protested today. at the facility would not only include all mosque but also library and fitness center. the center would be open to all people. >>> one high-profile protest against the mo
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Sep 12, 2010 12:05am EDT
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Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in nearly a century. gordon macdonald used to block the execution. her only option is a reprieve from the supreme court. brianne carter has more. >> 40 resalers, is running out. -- for to jeneesa lewis -- teresa lewis, time is running out. she was convicted of plotting with her boyfriend to kill husbands and his son for life insurance money. the two men who fire house this shots got life in prison. her attorney says that she was coerced by her boyfriend at the time. >> she is on the cusp of mental retardation. he found her to be an easy mark, just what he was looking for. >> prosecutors disagree, saying that if she took an active role in the crime. she will be the first woman executed since 1912. virginia residents weighed in on the issue. >> i don't think gender should play a role. women are fighting for equality all the time. >> we [unintelligible] >> that was brianne carter. the execution is set for 9:00 p.m. thursday in virginia. >>> did you to serial stabber is facing new charges. a prosecutor announced a murder charge today and assault against elias abuelazam. five people died a
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Sep 17, 2010 12:00pm EDT
this morning. the rainfall totals here are more impressive than not representative of what most of us gotmeyersville, died 0.80 inches. martin's bird got about half an inch. -- martinsburg got about half an inch. temperatures for the morris park are in the 70's and up to 81. let's go to the drought monitor. it was updated yesterday. notice where we need those rainbow most and there is an extreme drought in west virginia and parts of western maryland. that is where we got most of the rain yesterday. reagan national all was only 3/1 hundred of an inch. that makes of the 63rd 90-degree day of the year yesterday. it does not look like we have any more and 90's in the immediate forecast but we may get close at the end of next week as we warm-up. there is a new storm brewing in the midwest area that will push our way this weekend. saturday will be a great day with high pressure over head and a lot of sunshine. as the front moves through on sunday, it looks like a dry frontal passage in the 50's tomorrow morning with a lot of sunshine through out the dead. it will be comfortably warm. los hu
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> comedian steven colbert of his you need brand of truth. what i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i hope that my star power can fund this hearing all the way up to c-span. >> he spent the day picking vegetables as part of a campaign. it offers you a citizens to replace them reform workers. just seven people showed up for work. >> this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so many -- sold you americans are clamoring to start a lover career as a migrant worker. >> he stayed in character as a blowhard news anchor. >> we need to all stop eating fruits and vegetables. he got serious when asked why he got -- why he chose to highlight this issue. >> the least powerful people might workers and they do not have any rights. >> some republicans blasted the appearance. " i think that he might the process -- i -- >> i think that process.d the >> his appearance was said to be appropriate and that the comedian could bring attention to an important political issue. >> he broke into homes wearing dress pants and a tie. police annou
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